If we describe the way in which politics and architecture have experienced the birth, growth and explosion of the phenomenon of informal settlements (favelas, slums, bidonville, townships), if we reconstruct this history, we should...
There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the relationship that the Municipal Housing Secretariat has been constructing with leaders of community organizations in São Francisco. The São Paulo Calling - Jornada da Habitação ...Read more
On that January morning I woke up, got into my car and once again drove to the Eastern part of the city.
It was a sunny Saturday morning and the traffic was calm. So, ...Read more
On a beautiful and warm Sunday morning in January, during the first weekend of the Sao Paulo Calling-project, Anna Dieztsch from DBBA, Joseph Grima from Abitare and me as the SEHAB urban planning coordinator came ...Read more
"Hospital! Hospital! "And" Labyrinth! Labyrinth! "These are two slogans that guide us. They are words shouted joyfully by children leading a lenghty parade of people in the ascents and declines of Sao Francisco, dressed in ...Read more
Covering an area of intervention about 1,800,000 m², São Francisco is the third biggest slum in the city. In the São Mateus region (East side), the settlement dates from 1992, with about 8 million households, and it has approximately 30 thousand inhabitants according to the Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE-2010).
By 2020, urbanization is expected to include road improvements, expansion of public transportation, elimination of risk areas, creation of a commercial center, construction of housing units and community ...